Black Lives Matter Protestor Sets Fire to U.S. Flag, Raises Black Liberation Flag
A black lives matter activist burned a U.S. flag and raised the Black Liberation flag to protest the shooting of an alleged unarmed black man by a police officer. He and two other men stomped on the flag and raised the Black Liberation flag while holding their fists in the air.
The Daily Mail reported the flag desecration occurred outside of the Milwaukee Theater where the Republican debate was being held. The demonstrator was said to be protesting the shooting death of an alleged unarmed black man, Dontre Hamilton, by a Milwaukee police officer.
The brother of Dontre, Nate Hamilton, was reported by the local Fox affiliate to have said, “I say destroy the whole constitution, because it never worked to begin with for black people.”
The Fox affiliate reported that officials with the Department of Justice had announced that day that there was insufficient evidence to pursue federal criminal rights charges against the officer. There had been a news conference Tuesday afternoon following the DOJ announcement wherein the family of the slain man was reported to have expressed their disdain for the criminal justice system generally and the findings as it related to Dontre Hamilton.
Hamilton was killed in downtown Milwaukee in Red Arrow Park.